Demolition permits have been filed to clear the way for a mixed-use project at 2176 Kittredge Street in downtown Berkeley. The proposal would add 165 new apartments to the college town’s housing market. East Beach Capital is responsible for the application.
Demolition will remove the five-story 28,750 square foot office building at 2150 Kittredge Street and the aluminum-clad single-story car wash structure, below-grade utilities, and site paving. Crews have already removed the fuel canopy at the corner of the lot.
The 85-foot tall structure will yield 176,630 square feet with roughly 121,000 square feet for residential use and 23,000 square feet for ground-level retail. Of the 165 residential units, there will be 39 studios, 48 one-bedroom units, and 78 two-bedroom apartments. Thirty-three of the units will be added to the market as affordable housing for moderate-income households.
An underground garage will be created with the capacity for 52 vehicles. Additional 48 parking spots will be allocated off-site.
Kava Massih Architects will be responsible for the design, and Jett Landscape Architecture + Design will be the landscape architect.
The project site is situated at the corner of Kittredge Street and Fulton Street, between the UC Berkeley Campus and the BART station in downtown Berkeley. The property overlooked the famed 107-year old California Theater. The theater sadly announced last month that it is closed permanently. Residents will also have nearby access to AC Transit. An updated timeline for construction and completion is not yet clear.